Afridi: Madness, addiction, and the best of highs

You could almost feel the anger in Wasim Akram’s voice. Shahid Afridi had attempted a trademark hoick with his team precariously placed at 117 for 5against Afghanistan. The stumps had rattled and Wasim started to rail against Afridi, his refusal to learn, the fact that over 17 years of cricket Afridi had declined to listen to what . . . → Read More: Afridi: Madness, addiction, and the best of highs

Cricket: Pak secures 11-run win against Sri Lanka

Pakistan 322 for 5 (Hafeez 122, Maqsood 73, Sharjeel 61) beat Sri Lanka 311 (Kusal 64, Junaid 3-44) by 11 runs

Misbah-ul-Haq had implored his top order to produce an innings of substance in the approach to the series but even he may not have expected his top four to respond as emphatically as they did. Two young . . . → Read More: Cricket: Pak secures 11-run win against Sri Lanka

Hafeez and Junaid lead Pakistan to victory

A commanding century by Mohammad Hafeez and a four-wicket haul from left-arm seamer Junaid Khan led Pakistan to a series-levelling victory over Zimbabwe in the second one-day international on Thursday. After Hafeez had carried Pakistan to an imposing total of 299 for four with an unbeaten 136, Junaid stubbed out a promising run chase by . . . → Read More: Hafeez and Junaid lead Pakistan to victory

Pakistan to confront South Africa in 2nd ODI

A comfortable and convincing victory over Pakistan in the first ODI will reignite public admiration for the South Africa in the limited overs arena, while Pakistan simply made too many mistakes. Whether the tourists have the ability to rectify these mistakes is another question entirely, one that will surely be answered at Centurion.

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A bittersweet victory for Pakistan

Pakistan failed to make a clean sweep of the three-match One-day International series against their arch rivals India losing the third and final ODI International by ten runs in a sensational way here at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground on Sunday.

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Hafeez: T20 success based on team unity

Mohammad Hafeez exuded confidence as he trained alongside his Pakistan teammates ahead of the second and last Twenty20 International against India here at the Sardar Patel Stadium on Thursday.

Pakistan’s T20 captain played the lead role in the tourists’ five-wicket triumph in the opening T20 game in Bangalore on Tuesday but the prime reason why . . . → Read More: Hafeez: T20 success based on team unity

India wins toss: opts batting against Pakistan

COLOMBO: India made 185 runs at the loss of three wickets in the warm-up match against Pakistan on Monday ahead of the World Twenty20.

India’s Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh remained not out at the end of the first innings with 75 and 4 runs respectively. India had a run-rate of 9.25 runs per over.

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George Bailey secures Australia’s victory over Pakistan

George Bailey scored an unbeaten 57 to guide Australia to a tense four-wicket win in the opening match of their one-day series against Pakistan in Sharjah.

Skipper Michael Clarke top-scored for Australia with 66, adding to his 75 on Sunday against Afghanistan following his decision to promote himself to No.3 in the batting order.

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Sarfaz Nawaz advocates Hafeez as T-20 captain

Former test bowler, Sarfraz Nawaz has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board that batsman Mohammad Hafeez be appointed as the captain of national T-20 team and the present skipper, Misbah ul Haq be given the task to lead the side in one-day and test matches.

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Shahid Afridi pulls out of Pakistan series in Ireland

Former captain Shahid Afridi has withdrawn from Pakistan’s squad for two one-day internationals in Ireland because his father is ill.

A Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman said: “Afridi informed us his father has been admitted to hospital for liver treatment and he wants to be with him.”

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